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Black firefighters and the FDNY : the struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City / by David Goldberg.

By: Goldberg, David A, 1972- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Justice, power, and politicsPublisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781469633633; 1469633639; 9781469633640; 1469633647; 9781469661469; 1469661462Subject(s): New York (N.Y.). Fire Department -- History -- 20th century | New York (N.Y.). Fire Department. Vulcan Society -- History -- 20th century | New York (N.Y.). Fire Department | New York (N.Y.). Fire Department. Vulcan Society | African American fire fighters -- Employment -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Civil rights -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Fire departments -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations | African Americans -- Civil rights | Fire departments | New York (State) -- New York | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Black firefighters and the FDNY.DDC classification: 331.6/39607307471 LOC classification: TH9505.N5 | G63 2017ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The early origins of ethnic insularity and racial exclusion in the New York City Fire Department -- The bravest of the brave : New York's first generation of black firefighters, 1898-1934 -- Fighting a good fight : the formation of the Vulcan Society, 1932-1945 -- Postwar civic and civil rights unionism : the Vulcan Society's golden age, 1946-1963 -- A black face in a high place, fire commissioner Robert O. Lowery : reform, retrenchment, and the limitations of racial liberalism -- From black power to class action : the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters and the rise of fire department discrimination litigation -- The last bastion of white male privilege : race, gender, and the FDNY, 1977-1999 -- Free at last? Black firefighters and the FDNY in the twenty-first century.
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The early origins of ethnic insularity and racial exclusion in the New York City Fire Department -- The bravest of the brave : New York's first generation of black firefighters, 1898-1934 -- Fighting a good fight : the formation of the Vulcan Society, 1932-1945 -- Postwar civic and civil rights unionism : the Vulcan Society's golden age, 1946-1963 -- A black face in a high place, fire commissioner Robert O. Lowery : reform, retrenchment, and the limitations of racial liberalism -- From black power to class action : the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters and the rise of fire department discrimination litigation -- The last bastion of white male privilege : race, gender, and the FDNY, 1977-1999 -- Free at last? Black firefighters and the FDNY in the twenty-first century.

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